Rob Prasaad Steiner, MD


Rob Steiner

Health Management and Systems Sciences

Adjunct Professor
Room No 008, 485 E. Gray St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-3006
Fax: 502-852-3294
Student Office Hours Tuesday, Thursday 3:15PM-4PM, Wednesday 10AM-11AM



1966 - 1970 BS Molecular Biology, minor in Philosophy, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana

1969 - 1973 MD University of Louisville School of Medicine

1973 - 1974 Rotating Internship R-1, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford Connecticut

1974 - 1976 Resident, Department Family Practice, University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals

1976 - 1977, Certificate, New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, Massachusetts

1978 Certified American Academy Family Physicians; Recertified 84, 90, 98, 04

1984 - 1999 Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine School of Medicine, University of Louisville

1986 - 1988 Masters of Public Health (Epid.) School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1992 - Fellow, American Board of Preventive Medicine

1993 - 1996 Deputy Director and Liaison, University of Louisville and Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD), Louisville, KY

1998 - PhD Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1998 - 2000 Director, Healthy Communities Constanta Partnership for Womens Health in Romania, competitive grant award funded by AIHA-USAID

1999 - 2005 Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine School of Medicine, University of Louisville

2000 - Fellow American Academy Family Physicians

2005 - Transfer to UofL SPHIS Dept. HMSS

Research Interests

Organizational aspects of value networks for quality improvement;

Evolving concepts in Population Health, including evaluating Intangibles

Healthy Communities approach to improving quality of life;

Methods for measuring minimally important differences in quality of life

Clinical Epidemiology

Quality of Life Assessments

Teaching Activities

SPHIS HMSS course: Population Health Management

Current Projects

Pay for Performance

Minimally Important Differences in Quality of Life Assessments

Detecting Major Depressive Episodes in Primary Care Sites Using the Patient Health Questionnaire


2005 Member, Plexus Learning Networks for Complexity Sciences in Nursing and Clinical Practice Complexity Sciences applied to traditional cultural health care models

1999 - Present Board of Directors, Health Care Excel, Inc - the QIO for Ky. and Indiana.

2005 - Health Care Excel Chairman Board Development Committee

2005 - President, Jefferson County Chapter, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians

2005, 2006 - ACPM Scientific Program Committee for Annual meetings in DC;

2005 - SPHIS faculty forum representative for Dept. HMSS

1993 - Present State Appointed Medical Epidemiologist Kentucky Birth Surveillance Registry, Cabinet for Human Resources Frankfort, KY

1993 - 1994 Co-founder and Medical Director, Drug Court Acupuncture Treatment Services, Jefferson County Drug Court Diversion Program, Jefferson County Health Department

1981-1988 Chairman Society Teachers of Family Medicine National Task Force on Cross Cultural Experiences: Developed Guidelines for Family Practice Training Programs to implement curricular content Medical Anthropology

Honors and Awards

TSHS Best Invited Paper, JSM; with Dr. Stephen Looney for Looney SW and Steiner RP. "How Should We Teach Basic Biostatistics and Epidemiology to Medical Students?" Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education, American Statistical Association, pp. 19-28. Presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Indianapolis, IN, August 13-17, 2000.

My Support Staff
Robin Newlon, 502-852-3003

Outside Interests

Hiking, International Travel, Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Photography, Architectural design

Just for Fun

My cat Chaco is a 15 year old chocolate colored Manx with a stubby tail


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